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International Journal of Abrasive Technology
International Journal of Abrasive Technology


Special Issue on: "Micro/Nano-Precision Abrasive Machining"

Guest Editors:
Assoc. Prof. Yongbo Wu, Akita Prefectural University, Japan
Prof. Sunglim Ko, Konkuk University, Korea
Prof. Pei-Lum Tso, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

In recent years, information technology equipment and devices such as laptop computers and cell phones have rapidly become popularised worldwide as a result of the advances in electronics and manufacturing technology. Abrasive machining, such as grinding and polishing, has played an essential role in the fabrication of the components used for such equipment and devices. As the demand for compact, miniaturised and multifunctional optoelectronic instruments increases, it is expected that the requirements for micro/nano precision abrasive machining of engineered components from both metallic and advanced materials will increase significantly.

The aim of this special issue of the IJAT is to compile the state-of-the-art in micro/nano-precision abrasive machining, consisting of high quality research articles in precision and ultra-precision grinding, polishing, slicing and other related processes, as well as new and advanced abrasive tools and equipment.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Fundamental studies and development in micro/nano-precision abrasive machining, including ultra-precision grinding, micro/nano-polishing, fine abrasive flow machining, etc.
  • Simulation and modelling studies of micro/nano-scale abrasive processes and mechanisms.
  • Micro/nano-precision abrasive machining of advanced materials such as crystals, industrial ceramics, optical glasses, composites, etc.
  • Advances in magnetic/electric field- and ultrasonic-assisted micro/nano-precision abrasive processes.
  • Current research and development in micro/nano-abrasive tools including ultra-fine grit grinding wheels, polishing pads, coated abrasives, abrasive belts, etc.
  • Other studies related to micro/nano-precision abrasive machining.

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 30 March 2007

Notification of peer review to authors: 30 May 2007

Deadline for submitting revised manuscripts: 30 June 2007